486 569

Cited 2 times in

Effectiveness of Ear Splint Therapy for Ear Deformities

Authors
Woo, JE | Park, YH | Park, EJ  | Park, KY | Kim, SH | Yim, SY
Citation
Annals of rehabilitation medicine, 41(1). : 138-147, 2017
Journal Title
Annals of rehabilitation medicine
ISSN
2234-06452234-0653
Abstract
OBJECTIVE: To present our experience with ear splint therapy for babies with ear deformities, and thereby demonstrate that this therapy is an effective and safe intervention without significant complications.
METHODS: This was a retrospective study of 54 babies (35 boys and 19 girls: 80 ears: age RESULTS: Among these 54 babies, 41 children (58 ears, 72.5%) completed the ear splint therapy. The mean age at initiation of therapy was 52.91+/-18.26 days and the treatment duration was 44.27+/-32.06 days. Satyr ear, forward-facing ear lobe, Darwinian notch, overfolded ear, and cupped ear were the five most common ear deformities. At the completion of therapy, the final physician's ratings of ear deformities were significantly improved compared to the initial ratings (8.28+/-1.44 vs. 2.51+/-0.92: p<0.001). There was no significant difference between the physician's ratings and the caregiver's ratings at the completion of ear splint therapy (8.28+/-1.44 vs. 8.0+/-1.61: p=0.297).
CONCLUSION: We demonstrated that ear splint therapy significantly improved ear deformities in babies, as measured by quantitative rating scales. Ear splint therapy is an effective and safe intervention for babies with ear deformities.
Keywords
DOI
10.5535/arm.2017.41.1.138
PMID
28289646
Appears in Collections:
Journal Papers > School of Medicine / Graduate School of Medicine > Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Ajou Authors
박, 은지  |  임, 신영
Full Text Link
Files in This Item:
28289646.pdfDownload
Export

qrcode

해당 아이템을 이메일로 공유하기 원하시면 인증을 거치시기 바랍니다.

Items in DSpace are protected by copyright, with all rights reserved, unless otherwise indicated.

Browse